ERIC Number: ED223420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Energy Tool Kit: Home Heating, Cooling and Weatherization.
This book is the first in a series of Energy Tool Kits designed for women by Consumer Action Now, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy resources. Information is provided in 16 sections: introduction, home energy survey; caulking; weatherstripping (double-hung and sliding windows, and casement, tilting and other-hinged windows); storm windows; insulating window treatments (shades, shutters, curtains and drapes); sun shading options; door treatments (weatherstripping, insulation, forgotten doors such as attics, cellars, garages); insulation (unfinished attics, crawl space walls, garages, unfinished basements); more energy savers (thermostats, hot water heaters, heating/cooling systems, fireplaces and wood stoves, appliances and lighting, clothing and bedding); choosing a contractor; financing home energy improvements; tips on bringing energy consciousness to the community; career opportunities in energy; glossary of key terms; and a bibliography. The book is written in non-technical language and specific instructions, lists of materials, safety considerations, and conservation tips are provided for energy conservation projects. Diagrams of materials, tools, and use of tools, are also provided to make the projects easier to understand and complete. A moveable calculator wheel which shows how much can be saved by taking energy conservation steps is included. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Conservation Education, Electrical Appliances, Energy, Energy Conservation, Energy Occupations, Females, Heating, Housing, Thermal Environment, Ventilation, Windows
Little Brown and Company, 34 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02106.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Buildings and Community Systems.
Authoring Institution: Consumer Action Now's Council, New York, NY.